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town (1991 pop. 29,408), Hertfordshire, SE England, at the confluence of the Colne, Gade, and Chess rivers. Rickmansworth is an old market town. The district is largely residential and has many recreation spots, including woods, lakes, and Moor Park (400 acres/162 hectares). Papermaking is a major industry. Basing House, a home of William PennPenn, William,
1644–1718, English Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania, b. London, England; son of Sir William Penn. Early Life

He was expelled (1662) from Oxford for his religious nonconformity and was then sent by his father to the Continent to overcome his
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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire is near to the end of the Metropolitan Line in zone 7 - so way out of the big smoke.
The dramatic incident happened on Sunday afternoon as people shopped for Christmas food at the store in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
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Cumberbatch, 38, was filming in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, this week for the BBC2 flagship series The Hollow Crown, based on Shakespeare's historic classics.
Emily Fox, 26, who taught at the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty to four counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust, a spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Police said.
Across the UK, West End in Morecambe, Lancashire, had the highest rate of vacancies at 37.1%, while Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, had the lowest with just 1% of shops empty.
The highest shop vacancy core town is in Dudley, West Midlands, at 32.4% while the lowest is Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, at just 2%.
1 Born on May 28 1962 in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, she was the fourth of five children.
Most events are free Visit www.thelateshows.org.uk RICKMANSWORTH FESTIVAL Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire SEE spectacular canal boats from across the county, visit more than 50 stalls, enjoy theatre performances and try a refreshing drink from the beer tent.